New Somali President escapes bomb attack on hotel
Thursday 13 September 2012
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new Somali President, and the visiting Kenyan Foreign Minister escaped an apparent suicide bomb attack yesterday on a Mogadishu hotel where they were holding a news conference. At least eight people were killed.
Somalia's al-Shabaab rebels, who are part of al-Qa'ida, said they had carried out the attack. It came two days after Mr Mohamud was elected in the country's first presidential vote in decades.
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